Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse
About the Site Conservation Team
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is taking a new approach to threatened and endangered species conservation through locally formed Site Conservation Teams (SCTs). The Monument Creek SCT is part of an effort to ensure collaborative conservation and recovery of the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse (Preble’s mouse), a threatened species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

SCTs are multidisciplinary teams that include representation from local landowners, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The Monument Creek SCT aims to work with the local community to achieve the best solutions for people and the Preble's mouse within the Monument Creek Watershed, including the creek's mainstem from the Town of Monument south to Colorado Springs and the eastern and western tributaries..

The Preble’s mouse is only found along the Front Range of Colorado and Southern Wyoming in riparian areas below 7,600 feet. Fortunately, suitable habitat for the Preble's mouse exists in the Monument Creek watershed because of compatible land management practices and ongoing conservation programs, especially on the U.S. Air Force Academy.

To learn more about the Preble’s mouse, visit the USFWS web site, or check out a Preble’s mouse in action in this video.
To learn more about the SCT, including how local landowners and community members can participate in Preble’s mouse conservation, contact a team member.
For information about the Monument Creek watershed, including the extents of this SCT’s geography, see the maps and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program’s Monument Creek Landscape Assessment.

Contact Us

Dr. Clark Jones
U.S. Air Force
(719) 556-3379

Dr. Kellie Kuhn
U.S. Air Force Academy
(860) 230-7985

Dr. Kate Lunz
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Preble's Lead
(303) 236-4752

Kristin Salamack
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(303) 441-2827

Dr. Brian Mihlbachler
U.S. Air Force Academy
(719) 333-3308